About Briar Hill
Briar Hill (often referred to as Briar Hill-Belgravia) is a favoured spot for families and young professionals in Toronto. It is often grouped as a part of the larger “Fairbank” neighbourhood. However, the City of Toronto recognizes it separately. A little confusing, right? Basically just remember that its borders include Eglinton West to the South, Marlee Avenue to the East, Caledonia Road to the West, and Briar Hill to the North. Oh, and it’s quickly become a desired neighbourhood for home buyers looking for value – now that’s something that resonates.
Briar Hill is also a diverse Toronto neighbourhood. The area is known for a high number of Turkish, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, and Serbian speakers. Lucky residents in the Briar Hill neighbourhood are within walking distance to local cafes, butchers, specialty shops, pubs, and stores. Favourite local hot-spots include Starving Artist Cafe and the Fairbank Memorial Park. Briar Hill is also conveniently located close to Forest Hill Village and the Humewood/Cedarvale area. As a result, families have access to a variety of schools and after-school activities.
Homes found in the Briar Hill neighbourhood were generally built between the 1920s and 1930s. These homes are on the smaller side – with 2 and 1/2 story layouts. Although in recent years there has been a modernization of the area attributed to investment in home renovations. It is also due to an increase in a younger demographic moving into the neighbourhood. Homes are traditionally built and generally have a front and backyard (score!). The majority of homes are also surrounded by trees and greenery (double score!).
Living in the Briar Hill area of Toronto comes with the added benefit of a tight-knit community. This combines beautifully with it’s scenic atmosphere of rolling hills, baseball diamonds, local parks, picnic spots, playgrounds, and basketball courts. This neighbourhood makes for an excellent place for any child to grow-up while offering a retreat for young professionals commuting in-and-out of the downtown core.